A twin-engine plane crashed while trying to land Wednesday afternoon at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, killing one man.
The Piper Aerostar aircraft went down north of the airport, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford said.
The privately owned plane crashed in a field, igniting a three-acre brush fire that drew a broad response from emergency personnel, authorities said. The crash site was located a short distance from a fire station, so the fire was quickly brought under control.
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Only the pilot was on board, and he gave no signs of distress before the crash, authorities said.
FAA records list a Dallas man as the owner of the plane. Austin police did not identify the man Wednesday afternoon.
An airport spokesman said flights at Austin-Bergstrom were not affected by the wreck.
The FAA is investigating the matter.